Should Israel Adesanya jump the line for a title shot? | UFC 234 | ESPN MMA


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  • skullier13
    skullier13  2 months back

    Adesanya is a very talented fighter but he has yet to face a top 5 rank fighter... Face weidman at least if he want an easy fight

    • Patty Hays
      Patty Hays  2 months back

      Adesanya beat the number 15 ranked fighter. Was there any doubt?

      • King Sidd
        King Sidd  2 months back


        • Curtis Gorner
          Curtis Gorner  2 months back

          For not finishing a 43 year old man I'd rank somewhere vaguely between rank 7-15...
          yes sure why not.... lmao ofc not. Literally hasn't fought one legit top 5 yet.

          • Edwin Martinez
            Edwin Martinez  2 months back

            Izzy vs Souza or Izzy vs Rockhold would be something to watch for

            • Rollin Rocker
              Rollin Rocker  2 months back

              Feed him to Rockhold. If he finishes Luke then there's no doubt he should deserve a title shot.

              • Nicholas Alcayde
                Nicholas Alcayde  2 months back

                Well White called this a number one contender fight so I don’t know what the fuck your talking about with the jumping the line nonsense

                • Bouboune
                  Bouboune  2 months back

                  I want Yoel Romero VS Israel

                  • LN
                    LN  2 months back

                    Adesanya really shoud have finished Silva ou even dominated more.
                    He need a number 1 contender fight before the title, like Whittaker x Jacare, or Yoel x Rockhold.
                    Fight for the tittle just because u beat Brunson and Silva is unfair, Gastelum himself has better results.
                    Whittaker fought for the title after KO top 5 Jacare Souza
                    Romero fought for the title after KO top 5 Chris Weidman
                    Adesanya deserves fight fot the title after a dicision over unranked 43 years old Anderson SIlva?
                    Of course NOT

                    • Rusty Shackleford
                      Rusty Shackleford  2 months back

                      Hell no, he barely beat a 50% Silva...

                      Let him fight a couple of top 5s first.

                      • Dennis Reynolds
                        Dennis Reynolds  2 months back

                        No he should not. He will likely be champ imo, but that's disrespectful as fuck to Kelvin. I see both Kelvin and Romero being extremely difficult for Adesanya. People keep saying Jacare... Lmfao. No. Jacare will get merc'd. Whittaker will also be a difficult match, but I doubt Whittaker will go for the takedown against Israel, given Israel's takedown defense, and Whittaker isn't the caliber of wrestler that Israel has fought before... But Kelvin and Romero are different animals in the grappling area.

                        • neogenesis
                          neogenesis  2 months back

                          Cruz wearing a suit from the 90's

                          • Lil Gusto
                            Lil Gusto  2 months back

                            You guys keep talkin about him beating a 15th rank fighter and needing to beat someone in the top 5 before a title shot but he already beat a 6th and a 8th rank fighter. He also finished the 6th rank fighter (Brunson) in spectacular fashion in the first round. Y’all need to stop and just face it ,he’s the future. His striking is eons above anyone in the middleweight division and his takedown defense improves drastically every fight which will be the reason why he beats all these wrester y’all are hoping will beat him. Remember this Style blender will be the middleweight champion very soon

                            • Cameron Sweeney
                              Cameron Sweeney  2 months back

                              Cruz needs his own podcast

                              • J-Stilt 9
                                J-Stilt 9  2 months back


                                • penguins can fly
                                  penguins can fly  2 months back


                                  • AnimeAndAthletics
                                    AnimeAndAthletics  2 months back

                                    If silva didnt just stand there with his hands down and let isreal punch him in the face those 2 times, would silva have won?

                                    • shahzad anwar
                                      shahzad anwar  2 months back

                                      If they fight for title ZABIT megamedsharipov should fight max Holloway for the title.

                                      • Big Ezsmoke
                                        Big Ezsmoke  2 months back

                                        if he would of finished silva yes.... but he didnt so nope...great fight tho loved it

                                        • Big Ezsmoke
                                          Big Ezsmoke  2 months back

                                          should of been a 25min fight

                                      • Isabel
                                        Isabel  2 months back

                                        Silva in his Prime would have Won without a doubt... Silva put on a beautiful performance & it worked... The young guy did not show much that was OUTSTANDING that wowed anyone... I mean he fought & was good & won by points nothing spectacular...

                                        • Eric
                                          Eric "Q" Hochuli  2 months back

                                          Dominic Cruz looks like he is late for his first communion.

                                          • HannibalBARCA
                                            HannibalBARCA  2 months back

                                            No finish no title shot. Make him wait for that sparring match we watched on Saturday.

                                            • yorke wallace
                                              yorke wallace  2 months back

                                              israel isnt better.. silva is just plain old

                                              • George Burgess
                                                George Burgess  2 months back

                                                I dont like cruz but everything he said was 100 percent on point in this one

                                                • Alejandro Solis
                                                  Alejandro Solis  2 months back

                                                  Adesanya vs Rockhold or Adesanya vs Romero. Nothing else makes sense.

                                                  • J. C
                                                    J. C  2 months back

                                                    Yoel is a horrible match up for Israel. Throw out the juicing allegations of yoel, he would be too strong imo

                                                    • Dullahan Gaming
                                                      Dullahan Gaming  2 months back

                                                      Adesanya has not fought anyone yet. Silva is great, but he is an old man now. Adesanya will get scorched by anyone top 3.

                                                      • Ka Mi
                                                        Ka Mi  2 months back

                                                        NO, Adesanya wasn't even close to finishing Silva. A convincing finish was needed to "jump up" for the title challenge.

                                                        • ronki23
                                                          ronki23  2 months back

                                                          NO! Gastelum vs Whittaker for title shot

                                                          • MediTruth
                                                            MediTruth  2 months back


                                                            • Gio
                                                              Gio  2 months back

                                                              Cain is getting smoked you heard it here first

                                                              • Xixtin The Great
                                                                Xixtin The Great  2 months back

                                                                Moral of the story is there will always be haters. The next thing they will say is they want him to do a tag-team handicap MMA match (4 against 1) before he gets a title shot. The guy beat 5 guys in one calendar year. He deserves the next title shot

                                                                • SHAKE WEIGHT
                                                                  SHAKE WEIGHT  2 months back

                                                                  shout out to Llyod Banks "Breathe" playing in the background during this commentary lol

                                                                  • Mad Marc
                                                                    Mad Marc  2 months back

                                                                    If Anderson was in his prime; there's no way Israel would have beat him. It just shows how good Anderson was doing all those years when he was the reigning champ. I tip my hat to Israel that was a great fight.

                                                                    • MorganMoogle
                                                                      MorganMoogle  2 months back


                                                                      • Andy Foster
                                                                        Andy Foster  2 months back

                                                                        I think he should fight Jacare

                                                                        • Knight 11692
                                                                          Knight 11692  2 months back

                                                                          I really thought Anderson Silva had him beat and if you seen the fight I believe Adesanya thought he had lost as well.

                                                                          • Kagemusha08
                                                                            Kagemusha08  2 months back

                                                                            Isreal doesn't deserve a shot for beating Andy. He's a legend but he's had a losing record for well over half a decade and is mid-40s. Getting a TS off of him is ridiculous. On the other hand Dana is clearly desperate to have him as champ because of his charisma and Whittaker is about as good a stylistic match-up he's going to get out of the top 5. Plus Gastelum went full retard pretending he was champ...

                                                                            • Jose Hernandez
                                                                              Jose Hernandez  2 months back

                                                                              What I saw here was that Brett Okamoto is what Mike Goldberg was to Joe Rogan.  Basically, Mike, and now Brett, speak well and have the broadcasting ability, but they know nothing about MMA or fighting, so they rely on people like Dominick and Joe.  It's quite pathetic, actually.  But people will say they love "Goldie", who all he did was name drop and copy off of Joe Rogan.  It seems like Okamoto is doing the exact same thing that Goldie did.

                                                                              • jeremy arroyo
                                                                                jeremy arroyo  2 months back

                                                                                I love all the different commentators they all have they own distinct style, Dom is super knowledgeable and u know ur gonna learn something when he’s on

                                                                                • jeremy arroyo
                                                                                  jeremy arroyo  2 months back

                                                                                  Adesanya is very skilled but he is just to frail to compete with Romero, Costa, and Whittaker those guys are steel tanks. How does he beat Romero? Tell me I don’t see one path to victory

                                                                                  • MMA filthy casual
                                                                                    MMA filthy casual  2 months back

                                                                                    Since when have we started to compare what would happend if someone fought in +10years or - 10 years, people are so retarded saying things like prime Silva beats him, well he does cuz Adesanya was 18 then and they fought 2 days ago and that is the only one we can see how it goes, the rest is pointless imagination.

                                                                                    • Kekoa Kawakami
                                                                                      Kekoa Kawakami  2 months back

                                                                                      I mean I agree with everyone saying that this fight doesn’t justify an immediate title shot... but Izzy is saying all this because Dana himself said in the press conference that this fight is for the #1 contender spot... he literally said the winner gets a title shot.. that was before Bobby knuckles was pulled from the fight, so that could change things.. but everyone acting like Izzy just pulling that title fight stuff out his ass..

                                                                                      • DaLeadBull
                                                                                        DaLeadBull  2 months back

                                                                                        I like Adesanya but he still hasn't faced the best in the division. He hasn't fought guys like Weidman, Rockhold, Jacare, Yoel, all he did was beat an overrated Brunson (who sucks balls imo) and now edged out an aging Anderson Silva.

                                                                                        • Ra, The Sun Of God
                                                                                          Ra, The Sun Of God  2 months back

                                                                                          He should get the tittle shot after his next fight

                                                                                          • csck ckcs
                                                                                            csck ckcs  2 months back

                                                                                            Does anyone else see the subliminal disapproval for Adensanya from Cruz? Watch his interviews about Adesanya.

                                                                                            • bob barker
                                                                                              bob barker  2 months back

                                                                                              Mvp vs paul daley going to be a good fight

                                                                                              • Tommy Arnold
                                                                                                Tommy Arnold  2 months back

                                                                                                He finished Derrick Brunson and went 5 rounds with Brad t and went 3 with spider...he got more work to put in before the title shot